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John McKinney Howell letters to his wife

John McKinney Howell letters to his wife

Descriptive Summary

Title: John McKinney Howell letters to his wife
Creator: Howell, John McKinney
Inclusive Dates: 1864
Language: English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3259
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John McKinney Howell (1833-1889) was born in Houston County, Georgia. In 1862 he enlisted in Company C, Mell's Regiment at Greensboro, Georgia. In July 1864 he was sent to Andersonville Prison (Sumter County, Ga.) as a surgeon.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of five letters John McKinney Howell writes from Andersonville Prison to his wife Emma Berrien Heard. Howell describes the prisoners and his duties as examining surgeon, and answers his wife's questions regarding the number of prisoners and fighting and hanging of prisoners. The collection also includes biographical information of John McKinney Howell, and transcripts of the letters.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John McKinney Howell letters to his wife, ms3259, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

This collection has been digitized and is available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Andersonville Prison

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters Access Online